Mr. Christophe Renier has held numerous leading positions within GDF SUEZ since 1990. After graduating from the French Engineering School of Mines, he successively served in the engineering unit for designing and building underground storage facilities and transmission pipelines.
Mr. Renier then managed LNG sales and purchase agreements, was subsequently in charge of chartering the LNG Carriers for the Group, and took leading positions in the national gas transmission network dispatching.
He then moved to the trading entity of the Group, in charge of negotiating large international gas supply and transit contracts, leading teams for developing the company’s position in the south of Europe and managing the transmission and storage subsidiaries in the Group.
Mr. Renier was then appointed as the Gas Assets Programs Vice President within the Research and Innovation Division of ENGIE. He leads the R&D programs dealing with E&P, LNG, compressed air and gas storage, transmission and distribution networks, carbon capture and storage. This covers, among other activities, the aspects of integrity, corrosion, safety and security, ageing of the facilities and of networks, industrial and operational performance, gas quality and measurement.
Mr Renier is currently leading one of the 12 Key Program decided by the Executive Board of ENGIE, specifically in charge of the development of the Small Scale LNG as pillar of decentralization and carbonization. This covers in particular the segments of LNG distribution in remote areas and islands, LNG to Power, LNG as fuel for high power application including LNG for ships, and small liquefaction especially for bio LNG.
Besides these responsibilities as ENGIE, Mr. Renier is member of various scientific councils of several companies and organizations. Especially he has been the first non-North American chairman of the Pipeline Research Council International until September 2015 in which he still serves within the Executive Board.